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It is a very smart device designed by Jean-François DEL NERO. It allows you to emulate any 34-pin floppy disk drive. The SDCard HxC Floppy Emulator can replace different kinds of floppy disk drives and allows you use SD Card media instead of floppy disks. This emulator is actually used with Amiga, Atari, CPC, PC computers, different keyboards and samplers, CNC machine tools, and scientific instruments.
HE10 34-pin floppy connector.
Shugart compatible mode supported.
PC compatible mode supported.
Tested with PC, Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Thomson, MSX, ZX Spectrum series computers.
Two floppy disk drives emulation
5V +/- 10% standard power floppy connector input.
3 LEDs ("Power LED","Floppy access LED"," SDCard access LED ").
3 buttons ("Next","Select/Eject","Previous").
1 audio transducer.
2*16 chars Alphanumerical LCD (LCD and buttons can be put on an external front panel)
On screen display software for Atari ST, Amstrad CPC and Amiga Computers
SD Card up to 2 GB.
SDHC Card supported up to 32 GB.
(10 MHz SPI bus mode. Average byterate: ~500KB/s)
FAT32 supported. Subdirectory and long name file supported.
List of supported file images type:
ST, MSA, ADF, ADZ, DMZ, CPC DSK (standard and extended)
CopyQM DSK, Oric DSK, IMG, SMC,MSX DSK, IMD, Zx Spectrum DSK, BetaDisk TRD,
BetaDisk SCL, Thomson TO8D SAP, Thomson TO8D FD, PC88 D88, x68000 HDM (beta), x68000 XDF (beta), custom raw floppy geometry…
An AmigaDOS or FAT12 floppy disk image can also be generated from spares files.
Read / Write support:
Track mode based floppy emulator (Full track pre-encoded in the HFE image file)
Read support: Most of existing formats (FM/MFM/Amiga track...) supported.
Custom tracks supported.
Write support: ISO MFM 256/512/1024Bytes sector write supported.
Write support available on Amiga computers
Floppy bitrate supported:
250/300Kbits/s (DD floppies)
500Kbits/s (HD floppies)
(others bitrates possible)
Note: Variable bitrate not supported, so protected floppy disk image (IPF and STX file format) file support will be only partial! If you are looking for a device supporting IPF / STX, please a have a look at the USB HxC Floppy Emulator device)